Name Position Group Email
Oscar Marcelo Suárez PI IRG 3 msuarez@ece.uprm.edu
Arturo J. Hernández Co-PI IRG 2 arturoj.hernandez@upr.edu
Oscar J. Perales Co-PI IRG 1A oscarjuan.perales@upr.edu
Madeline Torres Co-PI IRG 1B madeline.torres6@upr.edu

Interdisciplinary Research Group 3

Investigation:Nanostructured Composites and Catalysts for Sustainability

Interdisciplinary Research Group 2

Investigation: Nanostructured Materials for Remediation of Recalcitrant and Emerging Contaminants Present in the Environment

Interdisciplinary Research Group 1

Investigation: Nanostructured Materials for Medical and Biological Applications

2016-2017 STUDENT PRESENTATIONS

2016 FORWARD RESEARCH AND INNOVATION SUMMIT (FRIS), SAN JUAN, PR SEPTEMBER 17, 2016
Andrés F. Calle
Carlos Medina
Eric R. Calderón
Hildelix L. Soto
Miguel A. González
2016 AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERS (AIChE) ANNUAL MEETING AND CONFERENCE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA NOVEMBER 13-18, 2016
Carlos E. Fernández – Computational Study of CO2 Adsorption on Apohost and LiCl-Functionalized Zn(bdc)(ted)0.5 Metal–Organic Frameworks
Christian G. Rivera – Polar Aprotic Solvent Effects on the Catalytic Conversion of Fructose to 5-(hydroxymethyl)Fulfural or Lactic Acid
2016 MATERIALS RESEARCH SOCIETY (MRS) FALL MEETING & EXHIBIT, BOSTON, MA NOVEMBER 27 – DECEMBER 02, 2016
Abdiel J. Oquendo – Synthesis, Characterization and Bactericide Properties of Al2O3 Nanoparticles and Al2O3-PAN Membranes for Alternative Water Disinfection Methods
THE MINERALS, METALS, AND MATERIALS SOCIETY (TMS) 2017 146TH ANNUAL MEETING AND EXHIBITION, SAN DIEGO, CA FEBRUARY 26 – MARCH 02, 2017
Lourdes M. Cruz – The Fabrication of Novel Aluminum Welding Fillers Reinforced with NbB2 Nanoparticles
2017 EMERGING RESEARCHERS NATIONAL (ERN) Conference, Washington, DC MARCH 02-04, 2017
Reinaldo J. Agostini – Multi-adjacent microwell stickers for the study of paracrine signaling in cancer
Jorge L. Castro – Design of a Miniature Magnetic Field Generator for Magnetic Fluid Hyperthermia Applications
Bethzaely Fernández – Imprinted Zeolite Carbon Composites for the Removal of Contaminants of Emerging Concern from Water
Eduardo Santiago – Education Through Video Games
Zairelys A. Reyes – Impact of Material Science and Engineering Clubs on the perspectives and perceptions of STEM
Eric R. Calderón – Tuning of the Photoluminescence of ZnSe(S) Quantum Dots by Promoting Structural Defects through Surface Chemical Interactions with Thiols Species.
Gina M. Montes – Engaging Hispanic Youth into STEM using Nanotechnology and Large-Scale Scientific Models
Victor Fernández – Oxidative Cleavage of Sodium-Oleate Coating on the Magnetite Nanoparticle Surface.
Claralys Hernández – Atrazine Photo-Degradation with Immobilized TiO2 Nanoparticles in Recycled Glass Substrate
Angelisse M. Ramos – Effect of NbB2 nanoparticles on the Portevin-Le Chatelier phenomenon in Al-Mg alloys.
Aleysha Z. Vargas – Selective Dissolution of Tin from Al-Sn Alloys in Acidic Solution.
Johnny E. López – Synthesis and Characterization of Chitosan/TiO2 as a Biocide Composite.
Cristian Rivera – On the Assessment of the Effect of Silica Nanoparticles on the Early Age Strength of High Performance Concrete.
2017 AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ENGINEERING EDUCATION (ASEE) ZONE 2 SPRING CONFERENCE, CARIBE HILTON SAN JUAN, PR, MARCH 03, 2017
Johana M. Mercado – Impact of Materials Science and Engineering Clubs on Students Expectations and Perceived Challenges Toward Pursuing Higher Education Degrees
Michelle D. Marrero – The Portevin-Le Chatelier Phenomenon in Al-Mg Alloys Containing Nanoparticles
253RD AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY (ACS) NATIONAL MEETING AND EXPOSITION, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, APRIL 02-06, 2017
Bethzaely Fernandez – Adsorptive Removal of Contaminants of Emerging Concern from Water with Imprinted Zeolite Carbon Composites Functionalized with Extra-framework Cu2+.
Krisiam Ortiz – Fixed-bed adsorption of contaminants of emerging concern from water using Cu2+-amino grafted SBA-15.